F.A.Q and Guidelines: Publishing to FAUN Publication

Aymen El Amri
Nov 23, 2018 · 5 min read

You are here because, most probably, you filled a form but if it is not done yet, you can apply to become a writer using this form.

When you are added as an author in FAUN publication, follow the steps below.

If you are familiar with how to submit a story to a publication and with our guidelines. Skip all of this and proceed by submitting your Medium story.

How to become a writer?

You need to be a published writer or editor in order to be able to submit stories to that publication. You will only see the publications you can submit stories to. If you want to join a publication, you would need to reach out to the publication editors (this form).

You can check the publications you are part of on your Publications page.

How to add a draft story?

If you are already an author, skip steps 1 and 2.

Step 1. Sign up for Medium if you haven’t already. We recommend signing up with Twitter (or at least linking your profile) so that your Twitter followers on Medium will follow you here (which is great for distribution!). You should also connect Facebook and your email so people can find you.

Step 2. Let us know your Medium profile as soon as possible so we can add you as a writer to the publication.

Step 3. Create a draft of your story.

Step 4. Submit your story to our publication. DO NOT CLICK PUBLISH. Instead, while you’re in edit mode, press the 3 dots at the top of the story, click Add to Publication, select FAUN, and then hit the button to Add.

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(More detailed instructions here.)

How to add a published story?

If you are already an author, skip steps 1 and 2.

Step 1. Let us know your Medium profile and the URL to your story as soon as possible so we can add you as a writer to the publication.

Step 2. You will be added as an author.

Step 3. Submit your story to our publication.

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(TLDR: Press the 3 dots at the top of the story, click Add to Publication, select FAUN, and then hit the button to Add. More instructions here.)

What Happens When Your Story is Added to Our publication?

1 — Your post will use the publication’s URL, but will still be available on and accessed from your profile. Your original pre-publication URL will still point to your post.

2 — You will be credited as the author of the post and retain all rights to your content.

3 — You will be listed as a writer for that publication.

4 — Your post will be distributed in the feeds and digests of your followers, plus the followers of the publication. Your story may be published in our weekly FAUN Topics.

5 — You and your editors will be able to edit, save changes, and view notes on your post. You will not receive notification of published changes.

6 —At the and of your story we add a call to action to join our community, this will help you as an author to have more readers.

7 — You can remove your story at any time.

8 — Medium makes sure to handle the required redirections even after removing your story from our publication.

9 — The best authors are rewarded — they are eligible to become a Faunbassador( FAUN Ambassador).

10 — You are part of FAUN and we‘re happy to have you :-)

Please read the following section “If You Are a Contributor, We Need Your Help”.

What Do I Need to Get Approved? Read These 5 Rules:

Nothing more than a good story you want to share with our tech community.

oh and you need to add at least one image to your article in order to make it visible on the home page. So follow these 5 rules:

1 — Add a Featured Image

You can add your own image or use those suggested by Medium. Follow these instructions.

2 — Choose the Right Topics

You can publish articles about different topics: Cloud Computing, DevOps, Operations, Programming, Entrepreneurship...

We accept most stories in relation to technology.

3 — Use Code Blocks & Inline Code

Medium supports code blocks and inline code tags. You can find more details on how to use them here.

4 — Quality is Important

The substance and format of your story should be appropriate to publish. —

  • Write in good English (you don’t need to be a native English speaker).
  • Don’t publish short stories. A good story contains no less than 2 paragraphs.
  • If you’re marketing an idea, a concept or a product don’t be insistent, be consistent. Focus on your content instead of your calls to action.

Don’t advertise, spam, or use the community to promote a business, product, job offer, or website, commercial or otherwise.

We encourage you to share your side projects, open-source git projects, or your blog posts but don’t spam the community.

However, if you are a business, we don’t allow using the community resources to advertise your services, products, and jobs, you can add a call to action at the end of the post.

We are not against sharing your company services and products with the community but you can do it while telling great stories; your post should not look like an ad copy.

If you have to promote a product or a service, only a single call-to-action at the end of your story is allowed.

Visit the sponsoring page to get in touch if you think you need more than this.

5 — Follow our General Guidelines

Read it here.

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We appreciate reading your emails and feedback, so get in touch with us using community@faun.dev

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Aymen El Amri

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Aymen El Amri is the founder and CEO of www.eralabs.io and www.faun.dev community. He is a tech author, cloud-native architect, entrepreneur and startup advisor

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FAUN

The Must-Read Publication for Creative Developers & DevOps Enthusiasts. Medium’s largest DevOps publication.

Aymen El Amri

Written by

Aymen El Amri is the founder and CEO of www.eralabs.io and www.faun.dev community. He is a tech author, cloud-native architect, entrepreneur and startup advisor

FAUN

FAUN

The Must-Read Publication for Creative Developers & DevOps Enthusiasts. Medium’s largest DevOps publication.

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